Golf – 1987 – Jim Nantz Interviews U S Open 3rd Round Leader In The Clubhouse Keith Clearwater


Keith Allen Clearwater (born September 1, 1959) is an American professional golfer…..who has won two tournaments on the PGA Tour….both in his rookie season of 1987….as he won the prestigious Colonial National Invitation in the spring of that year with a 14 under par 266….which tied the previous tournament record set by Corey Pavin in 1985….then later in that same season….he won the Centel Classic.  Clearwater had a moderately successful career in professional golf. …with just over two dozen top-10 tournament finishes in PGA Tour events….with his best finish in a major was a T-31 at the 1987 U.S. Open….which included a third round of 64 that tied the Olympic Club course record and also tied the lowest third round score in the U.S. Open….with Ben Crenshaw in 1981 and Loren Roberts in 1994 being the other two players to have carded a 64 in the third round at the U.S. Open. 

The interview seen herewith took place right after Keith Clearwater carded his 64….as he was the leader in the clubhouse….who ended up tied for 2nd….just one stroke off the pace to leader Tom Watson…however, Sunday’s final round would prove difficult as Clearwater would iend up tied for 31st.

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